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AIRIGH TAOBH SEAR, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31019
AIRIGH BEINN A' CHUAILEIN, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31020
AIRIGH CNOC CORRACH CUL NA BEINNE, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31021
AIRIGH EIBHRIC BAINE, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31022
AIRIGH CNOC NA H-AIBHNE, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31024
GEARRAIDH GEURE DHUBH BHEAG, LEWIS - SHIELING? (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31063
AIRIGH BEALACH NA H-IMRICH, LEWIS - SHIELING (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31366
Uig Historical Society Uig Historical Society (Comunn Eachdraidh Uig) is the local voluntary association collecting information on the history and traditions of the district of Uig, covering the villages and settlements of Kinresort, Mealista... 107565
Kinresort, Lewis/Harris Kinresort is a remote and now deserted village at the head of Loch Resort, on the Lewis/North Harris border. It comprises the small settlements at Crola and Luachair and has long been occupied, as evidenced by the many... Yes 2210
The Unsung Hero of the Bernera Riots The following is an article that appeared in The Hebridean - from a story related by Donald Macaulay: Many of you will have heard of the Bernera Riots and the main characters involved, but an unsung hero of that... 54276
Crulivig school pupils, 1923 Crulivig school pupils, 1923 Back Row(l. to r.) Miss MacAskill (teacher), Malcolm Macdonald 'Calum Ruadh' 6 Lundale, Anna Macinnes 'Anna Blue' 3 Crulivig /10 Linshader, Joan Mackay Crulivig, Mary Ann Mackay 'Mairi Anna... 89586
Testimony of Catherine Macinnes Testimony from Donald Macarthur, head-teacher at Lochcroistean School, on the resignation of Catherine Macinnes (Catriona Thormoid Aonghais Thormoid, 1 Breaclete/6 Hacklete) from her post as Side School Teacher (... 39317
GEARRAIDH A' SGURAIN, LEWIS - SHIELING (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31367
AIRIGH A' CHUAILEIN, LEWIS - SHIELING (Undated) Sheilings on this part of the moor were used by Bernera crofters prior to 1872, when sporting estates were established at Morsgail and Scaliscro. The grazing right on this land was taken off them and they were forced to... 31365
The Sheep Year in Valtos and Cliff, Uig In years gone by, practically all the sheep belonging to Valtos and Cliff spent the winter on the hill grazings, out as far as the Morsgail boundary, but in those days they were all hardy Blackfaces. Nowadays some... Yes 44996
Lochcroistean School Lochcroistean School opened in 1879 (replacing an earlier Gaelic school nearby) in response the Education Act of 1872 which determined that all children were entitled to an education. The school was built to accommodate... 21790
West Uig Mail Service Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser, Local and District News. Friday, January 16th, 1920: WEST UIG MAIL SERVICE At a meeting held in Crowlista Public School, Miavaig, Lewis, on Tuesday, 30th... 60455
RAF Party Stuck at Achmore Stornoway Gazette 8th Dec 1961 RAF Party Stuck at AchmoreSnow disrupts transport R.A.F., Aird, Uig, almost had to move its address to Stornoway this week. The Commanding Office and twenty-six of his officers and men... 19778
Bernera Riot For centuries the Bernera Crofters had the grazing and their summer sheilings on the moor at Beann a Chuailean, stretching from the Uig road to the shores of Loch Langabhat and Coirgerod. In 1872, after sporting estates... 14652
Memoirs of Rev Col AJ Mackenzie I: the Gamekeeper's Family An extract from the memoirs of AJ Mackenzie, born Kinlochresort in 1887. My father was a gamekeeper who worked on the Gruinard Estate (Wester Ross). It happened he had made the acquaintance of two brothers named Paget... 38689
A Stone on his Cairn: Murdo Macdonald On the life of Murdo Macdonald, Crola, by the Rev John Macdonald, Duns. In the history of the world, there was, and there is, a man who was marked out, notable, and well-known in his own village or district, but of... 39020

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